Greensboro in Greene County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
William C. Dawson
1798 - 1856
— Statesman - Soldier - Jurist - Freemason —
A member and officer of historic San Marino Lodge No. 34, F & A M, Greensboro, GA., first chartered in 1821 and which lodge has had its quarters atop the Greene County Courthouse here since 1849. Brother Dawson served as Grand Master of Masons in Georgia from 1843 until his death in Greensboro on 6 May 1856. Two cities and one county in Georgia are named for him. Also named in his honor are two Masonic Lodges: Dawson no. 68, F & A M Social Circle, GA., and Dawson No. 16, F.A.A.M, at Washington, D.C.
One of the most beloved, respected and distinguished Grand Masters in Georgia's long Masonic history his honored remains lie in the city cemetery near this spot. His entire life was a testimonial to his devotion to his fellowman, his country and to the sublime precepts
Erected 1971 by Educational & Historical Commission, Grand Lodge of Georgia, F & A M.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Government & Politics • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1856.
Location. 33° 34.602′ N, 83° 10.944′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, Georgia, in Greene County. Marker is on North Main Street 0 miles north of Court Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in front of the Greene County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro GA 30642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Commissioner of Agriculture (here, next to this marker); Greene County (a few steps from this marker); Old Greene County "Gaol" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheriff L. L. Wyatt (about 400 feet away); The Burning of Greensborough (about 600 feet away); Bishop George Foster Pierce (about 700 feet away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Springfield Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,392 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 3. submitted on December 31, 2008. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.